Each year on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society invites smokers to participate in the Great American Smokeout, an event focused on preventing disease and death caused by cigarettes and tobacco. According to the American Cancer Society1, “by quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward…… Continue reading Encourage Your Clients to Not Light Up for the Great American Smokeout
Approximately 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point, the second most common kind of cancer in women1. While most women can survive breast cancer if it’s detected and treated early 1, there are several lifestyle factors that your clients should consider when assessing risk, including:…… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Help Your Clients Protect Themselves
Open Enrollment is just around the corner, and it’s important that you provide your clients with up-to-date details about coverage options that fit their health concerns, budget, and lifestyle needs. If you’re enrolling clients in ACA coverage, here are some important dates to remember: November 1, 2017 Open Enrollment Period begins December 15, 2017 Open…… Continue reading Open Enrollment is Approaching: Are You Ready?
One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services1. That means obesity affects approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents2. The month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about this epidemic and to highlight simple steps…… Continue reading How You Can Help Families Make Healthy Choices to Combat Childhood Obesity
“Eat your spinach!” “Don’t trade your banana at lunch!” “Yes, you have to clean your plate. And yes, that includes the Brussels sprouts!” Most of us heard these messages – or something similar – from our parents when we were kids. Your members may not have always considered fruits and veggies to be the most…… Continue reading Pack Your Plate for Fruits and Veggies Month
Healthy habits mean healthy eyes. The Centers for Disease Control is highlighting that message August 21-25 for Contact Lens Health Week, an annual campaign to increase public awareness about proper wear and care of contact lenses. Check out the infographic below for more on how you can help your clients protect their vision!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual initiative sponsored by the National Public Health Information Council (NPHIC) to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations recommended for them. During NIAM, the NPHIC emphasizes the need to protect health with vaccines for different groups: Babies and…… Continue reading Offer Preventative Coverage and Secure Your Clients’ Access to Immunizations